MELBOURNE Airport is expanding its security screening capability at the new $A330 million T2 terminal and builder Lend Lease is seeking expressions of interest on behalf of the airport from security suppliers and integrators. 

The Architectus designed $330 million international terminal expansion, completed in 2011, is the largest ever upgrade at Melbourne Airport. With more than 41,000 m2 of new space and 8000 m2 of refurbished area it covers 5 new international gates, 3 with dual-level aerobridges able to accommodate an Airbus 380 or 2 smaller aircraft, a new outbound passenger processing area, extensive new baggage conveying and sorting systems and a world-class retail precinct. 

Completed within an operating airport environment that experiences more than 26 million passenger movements and 195,000 aircraft movements annually, the project, known as T2E, was delivered in 4 main stages over 4 years.

Details of the equipment required are understandably light on the ground but it’s likely they include supply and installation of Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) Equipment, as well as Walk-Through Metal Detectors. 

Use of ETD equipment is being pushed through all regional, domestic and international airports after the foiling of the Bomb in the Barbie Doll plot to bring down an Etihad flight carrying 400 passengers flying from Sydney to Beirut earlier in the year. The plot was foiled thanks to intelligence from Lebanese security forces, which led to a massive response from NSW Police in Sydney.

The Melbourne Airport T2 tender closes on October 10. 

Quotations should be sent to Lendlease Building Contractors Pty Ltd T: 9643-0000. F: 9277-7711. E: tendersvic@lendlease.com ♦